A Finite-State Temporal Ontology and Event-Intervals

  title={A Finite-State Temporal Ontology and Event-Intervals},
  author={Tim Fernando},
A finite-state approach to temporal ontology for natural language text is described under which intervals (of the real line) paired with event descriptions are encoded as strings. The approach is applied to an interval temporal logic linked to TimeML, a standard mark-up language for time and events, for which various finite-state mechanisms are proposed.